Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 in
With holiday travel just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about booking your airline flight to see family and friends. While finding a flight is stressful itself, often the seat you sit in can affect your on-board experience as well. Jaunted has recently come out with some tips to score a better seat to help make your holiday travel experience more enjoyable.
-Pay Attention to Seating Maps:
Often times, airlines bump their frequent flyers up to better seats as soon as five days before the flight is set to take off. Make sure to check the seating map when these upgrades are processed to score that window or aisle seat. Persistence is key!
-Resist Picking a Sub-Par Seat
Ever get those messages telling you your seat will be assigned at the airport? This may not be a bad thing. Even if there are seats available on the map, don’t frantically pick a seat that may not be up to your standards. Many times, the bulkhead rows and other halfway decent are only assigned at the gate. There’s a chance you could score an awesome seat if you wait.
-Check the Kiosk
Many airlines have kiosks located throughout the terminal, often near the gate. After checking in, make sure to look at the seating map one more time to see if any better seats have become available.
-Don’t Forget Your Credit Card
Plenty of airlines have begun to charge for more leg room, so bring your credit card incase you want to upgrade to an exit row or the front of the cabin.
-Volunteer to Bump
Fights will be packed this holiday season, so don’t be afraid to be flexible with your plans. Volunteer yourself to be bumped to a later flight-often times you can score flight vouchers, or even a first class seat.
To read the full article, visit http://www.jaunted.com/story/2010/10/27/94253/659/travel/Five+New+Ways+to+Score+Better+Airplane+Seats+for+Holiday+Travel